Update: What just happened?!

Long-time readers here will appreciate seeing this update from a guest on Neptune and the Oak back in June 2014. So very happy for you, Veronica!

The Sacred Architecture of Here and Now

It’s been four years since I began this journey through the blog-o-sphere and about three since I’ve contributed anything to this space. I stopped posting in 2014 because I realized that my ego had grown too attached to the 365-Day Creativity Challenge I committed to. The challenge was a wonderful learning experience and since then I’ve grown so much as a writer, design professional, and person. Now, for some reason, it feels right to come back.

The year is ending with a bang:

  • One month ago I moved to Costa Rica.
  • Five days after moving to Costa Rica I met an integral designer on a bus who needed an architect for a climate park project with the University of Peace and in less than a week I had the job I was born for.
  • Saturn moved into Capricorn a week ago, initiating me into my first Saturn return.
  • Last Friday…

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New Moon: 26 Sagittarius 31

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Bounce
This new moon in Sagittarius contains a concentrated mix of beginnings and endings. Imagine there’s a big holiday party going on. Everyone is in good spirits…just a little muted…you see, there is one particular elder guest that everyone must find and pay their respects to, before wandering off to mingle and dance. Knowing he is present takes the collective mood down a notch or two but only an ignoramus would miss the chance to have their moment with him.
We’ve been here collectively before but in a different space-time. The atmosphere reminds me of some of the latest theories on the origins of our universe. No big bang. Just (another?) bounce. After maximum expansion, a kind of limit is reached; a traffic jam of waves begets some strange maths and the next iteration of Verse bounces forth with very low entropy. Our party is happening as a seismic crescendo ripples through – and here we are – on the verge of next generation Being and Building to be experienced across our cosmos. Shall we dance?

Just curious: does it change how you feel about the storyline if we come from a bouncing cycle rather than a big bang one-off origin?

Back on point, it does mean we are in for quite a shift in 2018. Some tea cups will rattle in their saucers. Strong, cool-headed agendas will harden into Form. Manifestations will come in slowed, deliberate motion.
In other words, your new moon wish will optimally contain panoramic vision, cup-half-full perspective and the work ethic of a hungry intern. A bounce infers a lightness of Being even as gravity rules the speed of movement through space. That’s a word-image to keep handy.

 

‘Vocalisation and body movement’ long-predates cave art. It predates fire.’

– Gordon White

Aspects to Sun-Moon

Concepts that factor in timing – for your personal pace and your processing system – will be paramount. Key will be accepting What Is at each unfolding step along the way. There is less sensitivity to particulars and more support for ideals at the moment; as we find our legs again, particulars will inevitably loom larger on the landscape. Your evolving value system – part of a class of upcoming graduates – will come in handy.

Those with goals that are exclusive rather than inclusive (in contextual design) can find genuine – and possibly uncomfortable – insights into the roots of motivation. Does this seed-wish come from a pay-back mindset? Or perhaps: are the foundational interests that have brought me to this idea still authentic?

We are in the midst of a ten-day concentrated course for the next phase of our titanic turning. What conclusions can be drawn after a sobering two year slog through The Wild Side? Here we are on day 8, a fiery circuit beckoning and a river flowing beneath. The river will flow for you no matter what you do but channeling pro-creative fire as you reflect, take notes and settle your accounts in these new moon days is up to you. Now you know it is there. (For more on gaining access, read this.) For those with placements around 25’ of Leo: magician, know thyself! Plumb the depths of self-sourced power – just don’t get too reckless or your bounce might land like a lead balloon.

Aspects to  Moon Ruler, Jupiter
Your blessings-and-evolution potential is directly related to your level of acceptance of Now as best as can be discerned. What can you be grateful for after the experiences of the last 2 years? How much have you seen and heard that you couldn’t have imagined and in what ways have these experiences re-shaped your mind/body/spirit? What Truths have come to serve you well?

We are all bound by our universal needs. We are all bound by our fixed position on this solely inhabitable planet. This is the stuff of nightmares and fearless evangelism. Preppers, fill your tanks from the radiant Water pipe (and mark the spot on your map). It’s the one you can see with your inner eye and should be coming into view very soon.

From time to time, expect this Water to morph into fresh-sight medicine for your own good. Imbibe, wince, repeat until wincing is no longer reflexive. Note that not everyone is as careful about their Water supply. Take responsibility for any that you accept from others. This beguiling trine will be imbedded in the development and practice of workable philosophies as we approach the 2020s.

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I’m sending wishes that this warming new moon vibe fills our sails for a strategic post-party landing. These days, DO take some time to revel in whatever lifts you up! That’s my plan. 🙂

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On Upgrading Your Creative Output – North Node in Leo

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First Things First

The North Node symbolizes your way forward, upward, onward. It’s all about what you are capable of, ready for and so it’s often called a destiny marker in astrology (source). The North Node (NN) spends 18 months travelling through each sign and you can see its placement in your birth wheel for an understanding of the optimal energy channels that were at work during your grand entrance onto the stage of Life on Earth. This marker will continuously serve as your default homing beacon.

Yet there is no such thing as stasis in this universe and so, the ways to continually explore what it means to fully imagine and experiment with your destiny marker are found in the reflective symbology of the transiting – or moving – NN.

In physical terms, the NN represents a point in Space. ‘It signifies the point at which the moon crosses the plane of the ecliptic. When moving in a northerly direction it is called ascending moon’s node or north node. {Two weeks later the moon intersects the ecliptic plane going in a southerly direction and this point of intersection is called the moon’s south node. The series of moon’s nodes move in a clockwise (i.e. retrograde) direction around the zodiac and take 18 years, 7 months and 9 days to make one complete revolution. Eclipses occur when either the new or full moon occurs close to the nodal axis.} (source)

The Moon and Me

So it’s the orbit of the moon around the earth in relation to the sun that continually offers a reflection of optimal energy channels at work in any given space. Symbolically, we can say that the emotional tugs that we feel are inextricably linked with that which occupies our thoughts and propels our voice and actions. Those people and goals that we value most for our inner peace get the lion’s share of our finite energy. Logic 101, right? Right.

Hopefully, this is usually a clear and present phenomenon but for many of us in these sensory-bombarded times, the link slips below our radar as we follow one beguiling piper’s tune after another. Result: burn out, guilt-based depression, creator’s block, dead end – or an entirely new cosm of people and things that we know we do not resonate with.  We might suddenly have the thought pop into our head, Why am i spending my time here? How did I end up dealing with this? Awareness, like a sun beam, pierces through our grappling and grumbling and we gnosis we have navigated off orbit. At this point, you can get mad if you like, but what you really out to do is give thanks for your internal homing beacon: it finally managed to break through all the noise and get your attention. Better to channel all that anger/angst into employing some characteristics of the NN in its current location because this is key to releasing the false tugs in our environment and guiding us back on course…

The NN left Virgo and entered Leo on May 10, 2017. It will reach the half way mark of Leo in mid-January 2018. On November 7th, 2018, the NN will enter Cancer.

Throughout the NN’s transit of Virgo (see the tag cloud), we continually stressed the importance of mental and creative flexibility in order to see new versions of reality, of getting practical about our time and resources, of sorting wheat from chaff in our feelings-thoughts-voice/action circuit. It was a time to widen our perspective on the bounty in our locale and social sphere and validate the locale and society of Others, also striving with this same primal circuitry. As we move through the opportunities for growth that Leo offers, we want to diligently tend the vital insights and applications gained from its transit through Virgo. These are layers meant to empower us on our way…

The North Node in Leo

Optimal energy channel = Fixed Fire = I Create/Make Real a Desire of my Heart; the seriously approached play-work in service to our chosen audience. Affirming results are crucial.

Leo is ruled by the Sun, THE energy source for our universe – likewise, there is a fireball in the heart of all of us! Some of us are more in touch with our emotional heat than others but as long as your heart is beating, you can travel inwards and upwards towards this Source.

Key features of this cycle will reflect a synchronistic pattern of exploration and increased awareness of (and regard for) your unique pleasure quotient: you can expect to be in situations where this can organically occur, if you are willing.

Willingness is crucial when talking about the NN, in general, and even more so for one who would channel solar fire. Like the other fixed signs (Taurus, Scorpio and Aquarius), Leo must fight the urge to fixate out of mindless habit. We can become so absorbed in the method we have found to work best for so long that we fail to note that the environment or the object of our affection has been subtly morphing. Lots of teenagers would love it if their parents noticed this fact. 😉

Other caveats apply: Solar fire is all-consuming; designate and protect space for getting away on a regular basis. Solar fire is radioactive; be conscious of others and apply the Golden Rule. Solar heat can dry up the rivers that connect you to the springs of your Source; honor your significant relationships with a cheerful heart and don’t begrudge them of Time.

Your birth or sun sign is also a significant theme-space for describing what you know about your creative juices. The list below is a simplified offering that will apply to your sun sign and will directly influence a NN placement in the sign. How might you combine the natal and the current node placement with your sun sign descriptors? *

 

Aries: I Am keenly in touch with my goal and I don’t give up. What I want directly motivates my movements and interactions. If I want you or something you have, you will know it.

Taurus: I want security, comfort and peace. I will work tirelessly towards gaining enough and I want to enjoy the pleasures this effort brings to me. I want stability and the company of like-minded others.

Gemini: I want intellectual variety and to know a little bit about everything. I want to be busy and share my creativity. I really want to know what you are up to.

Cancer: I want My Space and my Family, whether by blood or choice. I want to create sanctuary for my procreation and a firm system of protection for us to remain secure through past, present and future.

Leo: I want to pro-create with my beloved (fill in the blank)! While the object of my joy may change from time to time, while I am with my beloved (___), there is no one and nothing else. I am outside of space-time; I am consumed with desire to be all or to provide all that is necessary for fulfillment. I want a playmate and/or a playground for my magical genius.

Virgo: I want systems of checks and balances in alignment with the natural order in my space. I want to serve nourishment to your mind, body and spirit.

Libra: I want you and your input. I want balance. I am passionate about beauty, truth and equality.

Scorpio: I want to know what you want. I want to know what you’ve got. I want to transform us into something greater than the sum of you and me.

Sagittarius: I want to know what’s on the other side. I want freedom of mind, body and spirit. I fearlessly enjoy the foreignness of other minds, bodies and spirits.

Capricorn: I want to see the view from The Top of my chosen passion. I want to exhilarate in a profitable system with real-world, tangible results. I want to preserve the traditional ways that my culture understands.

Aquarius: I want to explore beyond what I can touch and feel, beyond gravitational pull, beyond the old ways. I want to lay tracks that reach through the skies of not-possible and lead to whole new docking ports for humanity.

Pisces: I want what All of us want. I want to reflect that which your input dictates. My passion is to show you this, for better or for worse. I want our healing and I don’t mind waiting.

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For more on the North Node, check the tag cloud and this post: Goals, Resolutions and Grace 

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